Are you a perfectionist too?

I’m not sure how this happens, but I am pretty sure I was born with the overachiever/perfectionist gene when it comes to art. Still today, I find myself not settling for anything less than what I deem close to perfect. I remember in first grade my parents were called in because I was late with […]

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Rose in Your Face?

Please help me name my new painting! My Mom didn’t like the title I came up with, “Rose In Your Face”. I have lots of creative friends who can surely come up with something better — so leave a comment below! The title that I like the most will receive a set of my “Fab […]

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A Siesta Key Sunday

As I am melting here in Tucson, I am dreaming about the beach. After being pounded by the sun this morning during my 3-set tennis match, I decided to take it easy and paint this afternoon. As soon as my son, Syver, went down for his nap, I found one of the beautiful photos I […]

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U is for Unicorn?

U is for Unicorn. Really?! What part of the planet do Unicorns live on? Definitely not in the southwest. I am surprised to find so many alphabet books for children use fairly common animals and then use a Unicorn for the letter “U”! Finding an animal that starts with a “U” is pretty tough, especially […]

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Frame of Personality

I wanted to make a cute frame for a cute kid. It was for her first birthday and I knew I wanted to make a special gift. I had a blast making over a plain wood frame! Maybe it’s because I don’t really make super girly flowery things for Syver? Go figure… Here’s how I […]

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Bighorn Sheep Like to Rock

I just completed my second painting out of the 26 I am planning on painting this month! Here’s photos of how I painted this in two hours.B is for BIGHORN SHEEP This time I chose to paint a Bighorn sheep. This is my letter “B” animal for my alphabet animal project. Although I haven’t seen […]

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Homemade baby gift – Easy Tutorial

What do you get a one year old for their birthday? My son’s friend, Casey, was turning one and I knew that he already had received lots of gift cards, clothes and toys from his family back East. I thought, “What could I get for him?” Then I changed that to be…what could I make […]

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